Stream the Gaslight Anthem’s American Slang In Its Entirety


American Slang, the Jersey band’s Springsteen-checking, world-weary third album, is out June 15, but in the meantime, it’s streaming in full at NPR’s website, where you can hear “Orphans” in all its GOODBYE CIRCUS WHEEL–that’s literally how the song starts–glory. Want to know why NPR’s hosting it? The Washington Post has an excellent article explaining the radio station’s rise to the top of the online music heap–NPR’s demographic, increasingly, is one of the few that still buys music; in turn, streams like this one apparently bring in a whopping 15% of the site’s monthly traffic. It’s that increasingly rare thing in the record industry, circa 2010–a mutually beneficial relationship. For us, too. [NPR]